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Pepperoni Pizza Salad

I like to serve this refreshing salad during the summer when my family craves pizza but I don't want to heat up the house by turning on the oven. It's so popular at potlucks that I always bring home an empty bowl. -Cathy Riebschlager, Hordville, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup salad croutons

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, green peppers, cheese, pepperoni, olives and onion. In a small bowl, combine the tomato juice, vinegar, oil, garlic, basil and pepper.
  • Pour over tomato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with croutons.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 144 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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